Alaska Airlines renewed on IOSA registry

Alaska Airlines said it has successfully completed the International Air Transport Association´s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA registry.

The airline has been on the registry for 10 years, since 2006.

“Alaska Airlines is focused on a culture of safety. Our top priority every day on every flight is to operate safely for our customers and our employees,” said Alaska CEO Brad Tilden. “I´m proud of our 15,000 employees whose safety-centric focus has enabled Alaska to meet this internationally-recognized benchmark.”

The IOSA program is a key element of the International Air Transport Association´s efforts to promote global airline operational safety. To be on the IOSA Registry, an airline must satisfy more than 900 standards and recommended practices in its operational areas, including flight operations, operational control and dispatch, maintenance, cabin operations, ground handling, cargo operations and operational security.

The comprehensive week-long audit takes place every two years and is conducted by an independent organization accredited by the IATA.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada and Mexico.